|Eurovision Song Contest 2004 entry|
Priit Pajusaar, Glen Pilvre
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"Tii" ("Road" or "Path") was the entry of Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed by Neiokõsõ. It was composed by Priit Pajusaar and Glen Pilvre, and the lyrics, written in the Võro language, spoken in South-Eastern Estonia, were written by Aapo Ilves.
"Tii" was the first Estonian entry that was chosen by televoting rather than a jury. There were 10 songs in the national final Eurolaul and Tii won overwhelmingly, receiving 8696 votes, more than twice as much as the song that finished second.
Neiokõsõ was led by the sisters Anu Taul and Triinu Taul who come from a famous Taul folk music family from the South of Estonia, supported by Kadri Uutma, Diana Põld and Astrid Böning, and Peeter Jõgioja on drums.
As Estonia had not finished in the top 10 at the previous Contest, the song was performed in the semi-final. Here, it was performed seventeenth (following Slovenia's Platin with "Stay Forever" and preceding Croatia's Ivan Mikulić with "You Are The Only One"). At the close of voting, it had received 57 points, placing it 11th in the 22-strong field - one place (14 points) short of qualification to the final and thus ensuring that Estonia would need to pass through the semi-final at their next appearance as well.
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